Artists can apply for “City Artists 2022”.

The art prize will be awarded again
Artists can apply for “City Artists 2022”.

In addition to Krefeld, Düsseldorf and Duisburg, Mönchengladbach is again one of the member cities of the “City Artists”. However, interested artists must meet some requirements.

Anyone who wants to become a city artist in Mönchengladbach now has the opportunity to apply: The NRW Kultursekretariat (NRWKS), together with its member cities, writes ten awards for the year 2022 in the form of grants (scholarships) for visual artists of the sectors of painting, sculpture, installation (video), timed media and photography for a total of 50,000 euros. The prize money is awarded as a grant and amounts to 5,000 euros per artist and member city. Up to ten artists from ten member cities will be awarded.

The call is open to single artists who have benefited from an artistic training, such as universities, academies, master classes, and / or who can present some exhibitions in museums, art galleries, art associations. Applicants must be at least 50 years of age at the time of application and must be resident in the member city in which they are applying. Artists who have applied in previous years are cordially invited to apply again. Previous award winners cannot re-apply.

A local jury, led by the city’s cultural office, selects an artist and proposes him to the central jury of the NRWKS. Only digital applications received by e-mail are valid. The application (maximum 12 pages and summarized in a PDF) must contain: an artistic curriculum vitae with significant information on training and exhibitions (maximum 2 pages), as well as references and examples of work. Internet references are possible, but not authoritative.

In addition to the PDF of the application, there is a cover letter of no more than two pages, in which, among other things, the intended use of the prize pool for exclusively artistic purposes is explained. In this context, it should be noted that the juries mainly deal with the artist’s work, as well as information on the use of the prize money. Unless otherwise available, additional material may be made available to the Culture Office in a similar form in a timely manner.

The call expires on April 29, 2022. Applications received subsequently cannot be taken into consideration. The decision of the central jury will be announced no later than 30 September 2022. The artists of Mönchengladbach can send their applications by e-mail to


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